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Maria Marsala: Set yourself apart by not giving out your business cards like they're candy.

Top 10 ways financial advisers can 'market smarter' -- and enjoy it more in 2012

Developing a niche clientele will broaden, not narrow, your client base and can make your practice more profitable and pleasurable

December 30, 2011 – 3:38 AM

Larry Sinsimer: This is a statistic that advisors have the power to change.

Three items of RIA interest

Fidelity study shows 70% of recent widows fire their advisors, Commonwealth and embattled PIEtech strike a deal and Modera Wealth brings aboard a senior planning specialist

December 29, 2011 – 4:13 PM

Brian Gendreau: Business investment has been surprisingly strong.

The state of the 2011 investment landscape and how it bodes for 2012

We're still nursing a long-term hangover from 2008 but there are some stealthy signs of recovery

December 29, 2011 – 4:10 PM

Ron Shevlin: Advisors are jumping on the bandwagon without a clear understanding of what they're doing there.

Early adopters of social media, RIAs are growing disenchanted with its power to drum up new business

Advisors must become better marketers before they can optimize social media, experts say

December 29, 2011 – 4:08 PM

Dina Hampton: Social media brought me good tidings in 2011.

An East Coast editor travels to the Bay Area to see the RIABiz team in action

In which your correspondent sees the day-to-day operations of RIABiz, not to mention a coyote

December 29, 2011 – 3:59 PM

Amy Danforth: The accounts being referred by advisors make up the majority of our business.

Fidelity and Schwab donor-advised funds boast banner years

An up-trend in the markets has fueled giving to the charitable vehicles -- and RIAs are reaping some of the benefits

December 28, 2011 – 2:55 PM

Jonathan Stanley may not be the last to make the break from BoA-owned U.S. Trust, despite rigorous leaving provisions.

Braving 'garden leave' vagaries, Glenmede ramps up New York office by luring managing director from U.S. Trust

How much of the $1.5 billion in assets Jonathan Stanley oversaw will follow him to Glenmede is up in the air due to U.S. Trust's 60-day policy and other factors

December 23, 2011 – 2:23 PM

Brooke Southall is reporting from Portland, Maine and the weather is better than this.

RIABiz counts down to Christmas in Maine, Oregon, Indiana, New York, Seattle and San Anselmo, CA

We're wrapping up our reviews of 2011, drinking egg nog and occupying an RIA

December 23, 2011 – 2:02 AM

Mike DiGirolamo: We've been working on this for about two years.

How some RIAs are starting to end up with Raymond James as their custodian

Five are joining RJ from a Buffalo, NY B-D that is closing its doors after 80 years

December 22, 2011 – 4:01 PM

Marty Martin: Financial services professionals need to recognize how the fight-or-flight response impacts financial decisions and behaviors.

Can the behavior of RIA clients be changed? Yes ... but

A financial advisor may need neuroeconomics, clinical psychology, and behavioral finance to counter credit-care vacations and speculation

December 22, 2011 – 3:37 AM

Fred St. Laurent: A number of smart brokers are going to see this as one of the best deals on the street.

What one recruiter learned about Schwab's franchises after talking to Mary

Initially skeptical, on closer inspection and after talking to Schwab's first franchisee, our correspondent sees a real value proposition in the offing

December 21, 2011 – 3:55 PM

Russel Kinnel: Sometimes there's just some key information that's not being considered in the star ratings.

Morningstar explains its new forward-looking rating system -- and tosses in some hot fund picks for good measure

The Chicago-based firm adds Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral and Negative ratings to its rear-view-facing constellation of stars

December 21, 2011 – 12:46 PM

John Hyland: If you compare that to LPL itself, that's a more competitive comprehensive structure.

How LPL's biggest branch office added $3.5 billion this year by beating LPL itself with a key service

Private Advisor Group brought 22 compliance-minded advisors onboard this month alone to its RIA -- all with the blessing and help of its big IBD partner

December 20, 2011 – 4:33 AM

Charles T. Hage: Wealth in hedge funds is being destroyed not in a single dramatic episode but with false measures disseminated by the industry.

The truth about hedge fund risk

Forget tail statistics -- the point is to focus on manager preparedness for surprises early on in the process of investor due diligence

December 20, 2011 – 4:30 AM

Reed Colley: We continue to have our best quarters.

How Black Diamond is faring as a unit of Advent Software

Signs are very good though at a cost because of the sales structure

December 19, 2011 – 3:49 AM

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